Milwaukee Central Library Lobby rcruzniemiec
A national competition was held to pick a design for a building to house both the public library and the public museum. Seventy-four entries were received, including one from Frank Lloyd Wright. The winning design submitted by Ferry & Clas of Milwaukee was for a building one block long and designed in a combination of French and Italian renaissance styles known as Neo-renaissance. Read more here.
Corset griffé, Aux Iles Marquises, Mme Brédian, Paris, vers 1875, satin de soie crème entièrement baleiné, bordé de volants de tulle brodé, rubans rose et d’une fleur de ruban crème devant. Laçage à oeillets dans le dos, ouverture frontale par 4 fortes agrafes métalliques.
Google says: Corset scratched, the Marquesas Islands, Ms. Brédian, Paris, circa 1875, cream silk satin fully boned and lined with embroidered tulle ruffles, ribbons and a pink flower cream ribbon before. Lacing eyelets in the back, front opening by 4 strong metal clips.
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Las Vegas High School, Las Vegas, Nevada
by Sid Penance
Pretty much one of the most gorgeous Deco school buildings ever. For more pics of the school and Deco in Las Vegas, here’s SP’s Flickr set.
Las Vegas High School’s original campus was constructed in 1930 and opened in the fall of 1931. Las Vegas High was the first high school in Las Vegas, but caused much controversy at the time for its location. In the early 40’s, the High School was considered to be quite distant from the rest of the town and was a commute for some students. The school originally had three buildings, the tri-level Main building on the corner of 7th and Bridger, the Gymnasium, and a third building that was torn down in 1950. Las Vegas High School is now a landmark in Las Vegas for it represents the best of the Art-Deco Style Architecture of the 1930s, that still stands in the city. The school’s outer appearance has been maintained but the interior has been changed quite a bit since the original construction in the 30s.
During the late 1980s, the school district decided to build a new larger campus on the east side of Clark County. The original buildings that were Las Vegas High School is now the home to the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing, and Visual Arts, which opened in 1993.
The “Big Three” in Teheran, November 30, 1943
From November 28 to December 1, 1943, the “Big Three”—Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill—met at Teheran, Iran to discuss the progress of the war and plans for what would become the D-day invasion of June 6, 1944.
Frames excerpted from:
THE CAPTURE OF TARAWA FROM JAPAN! [ETC.], 1943